The Learning Climate Questionnaire LCQ

The Learning Climate Questionnaire (LCQ)
The LCQ has a long form containing 15 items and a short form containing 6 of the items. The questionnaire is typically used with respect to specific learning settings‚ such as a particular class‚ at the college or graduate school level. Thus‚ the questions are sometimes adapted slightly‚ at least in the instructions‚ so the wording
pertains to the particular situation being studied-‎-an organic chemistry class‚ for example. In these cases‚ the questions pertain to the autonomy support of an individual instructor‚ preceptor‚ or professor. If‚ however‚ it is being used to assess a general learning climate in which each student has several instructors‚ the questions are stated with respect to the autonomy support of the faculty members in general. Below‚ you will find the 15-item version of the questionnaire‚ worded in terms of my instructor. If you would like to use the 6-item version‚ simply reconstitute the questionnaire using only items # 1‚ 2‚ 4‚ 7‚ 10‚ and 14.
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Learning Climate Questionnaire
This questionnaire contains items that are related to your experience with your instructor in this class. Instructors have different styles in dealing with students‚ and we would like to know more about how you have felt about your encounters with your instructor. Your responses are confidential. Please be honest and candid.
1. I feel that my instructor provides me choices and options.
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disagree
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2. I feel understood by my instructor.
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disagree
neutral
strongly
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3. I am able to be open with my instructor during class.
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disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
4. My instructor conveyed confidence in my ability to do well in the course.
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disagree
neutral
strongly
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5. I feel that my instructor accepts me.
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disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
6. My instructor made sure I really understood the goals of the course and what I need to do.
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neutral
strongly
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7. My instructor encouraged me to ask questions.
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disagree
neutral
strongly
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8. I feel a lot of trust in my instructor.
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disagree
neutral
strongly
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9. My instructor answers my questions fully and carefully.
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neutral
strongly
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10. My instructor listens to how I would like to do things.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
11. My instructor handles people’s emotions very well.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
12. I feel that my instructor cares about me as a person.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
13. I don’t feel very good about the way my instructor talks to me.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
14. My instructor tries to understand how I see things before suggesting a new way to do things.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
agree
15. I feel able to share my feelings with my instructor.
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Strongly
disagree
neutral
strongly
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Articles that have Used the Learning Climate Questionnaire

Black‚ A. E.‚ & Deci‚ E. L. (2000). The effects of instructors autonomy support and students autonomous motivation on learning organic chemistry: A self-determination theory perspective. Science Education‚ 84‚ 740-756.

Williams‚ G. C.‚ Saizow‚ R.‚ Ross‚ L.‚ & Deci‚ E. L. (1997). Motivation underlying career choice for internal medicine and surgery. Social Science and Medicine‚ 45‚ 1705-1713.

Williams‚ G. C.‚ & Deci‚ E. L. (1996). Internalization of biopsychosocial values by medical students: A test of self-determination theoryJournal of Personality and Social Psychology‚ 70‚ 767-779.

Williams‚ G. C.‚ Wiener‚ M. W.‚ Markakis‚ K. M.‚ Reeve‚ J.‚ & Deci‚ E. L. (1994). Medical student motivation for internal medicine. Journal of General Internal Medicine‚ 9‚ 327-333.